Welcome to Petplan’s blog, a space where you can read up on the latest pet-news, find out interesting facts and tips about keeping your pets happy and healthy, and share your views on hot topics.
Pet food is no longer unappetising-looking meat served from tins with little thought of the nutritional benefit. There are hundreds of products and supplements available and the choice can sometimes appear overwhelming.
However, there are an increasing amount of pet owners who are going back to basics by feeding their pets simple, natural food.
We spoke about the pros and cons of a raw food diet previously, but some pet owners are going even further and are advocating the benefits of veggie or vegan food, with many sighting ethical and environmental concerns about how pet food is produced.
Your garden provides a stimulating and exciting place for your cat to explore. However, it’s also important to remember that the garden can be dangerous for cats, plus you may find yourself with other feline visitors who may not be welcome.
Here are Petplan’s top tips for keeping your pet safe and happy in the garden, and keeping any unwanted cats out…
However, there are also extra considerations that pet owners need to take into account when out and about with their pet. Issues such as how to deal with scorching weather or grass seed infections are things that every pet owner should know.
Petplan have teamed up with Battersea Cats and Dogs Home (who also have a great summer competition open to pet owners) to help keep your pet safe this summer with our ‘Top tips for summer pet safety’.
So, with you and your pet able to enjoy the summer months safely, there is no reason not to get out and enjoy this brilliant time of year – and where better to do so than at the beach?
Here are five of Petplan’s favourite dog-friendly beaches from all across the UK…
Many of the things that scare both humans and animals are a result of responses built up over millions of years of evolution. For example, we are scared of loud noises and heights because they can cause us harm, meaning our deeply ingrained ‘fight or flight’ instincts kick in.
However, it is possible to overcome or at least manage many fears – whether rational or irrational. Petplan takes a look at some common phobias in cats and dogs, and offers some advice on how to help your pet tackle their issues…
While professional dog walkers used to be something only LA film stars would consider, they are increasingly becoming an option for many people who, for various reasons, are unable to give their dog the exercise they need.
But what makes a good dog walker? And how do you go about picking one? Here are six key questions that Petplan thinks you should be asking…
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